Great Lakes Industrial Knife Co. | High Quality Machine Knives

Great Lakes Industrial Knife was founded in 1981 by Ron and Stacy Kara and was acquired by industrial knife and blade manufacturer American Cutting Edge in 2022. Great Lakes Industrial Knife has a long-standing reputation for outstanding quality for custom manufacturing and sharpening industrial machine knives for a variety of industries including plastics, paper, printing, packaging, and metalworking industries. Our specialties include:

Our 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing, and regrinding facility is home to an experienced staff of professionals who are dedicated to the Great Lakes’ vision, mission, and core values.

Call us today at (888) 665-1200 or contact us via the contact page.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Our mission is to make cutting effortless. We do so by living and practicing our organization’s core values and applying them daily to everything we do.

Our core values are the heart of Great Lakes Industrial.

  • Go home safely every day.
  • Do the right thing even when no one is watching.
  • Carry a positive attitude and get $&!t done!
  • Communicate openly, professionally, and completely.
  • Do what you say you will do.
  • Be curious! Learn, apply, and share.

Through the collective efforts of our dedicated employees, loyal customers, and suppliers we are continually working to achieve our vision of “Cutting the Way to a Better World.”